For the last two weeks, Year Three has enjoyed their swimming program. They were divided up into five groups and taught a variety of valuable swimming skills, which included stroke correction, diving, kicking with kickboards and appropriate breathing techniques for the strokes learnt. The two week program has seen an improvement in their overall abilities and stamina.
The Year 3 students had an amazing first camp experience at YMCA Petrie in Week 5. We all participated in pottery, low ropes, an environmental walk, catapult building, and Indigenous art and boomerang throwing. There were smiles all round at mealtimes with everyone enjoying the great food. We arrived home exhausted but happy with wonderful memories and experiences we will remember for a long time.
On Thursday 13th June, as a part of our inquiry unit “Feathers, Fur and Leaves”, Year 3 biologists loaded on to the bus to travel to the Butterfly House on Bribie Island to experience personally the world of living things. The butterflies loved our yellow shirts!
2019 has seen a busy start for our RISE groups. Years 1 and 2 are honing their independent study skills while learning about islands and becoming citizens of the world. Years 3 and 4 are becoming investigative superstars by immersing themselves in studies of Ancient Greece. Our Year 5 and 6 groups are building their arsenal of design thinking skills in preparation for high school. This term they are experiencing the “Ideation” stage while they prepare a prototype app or game to raise awareness of childhood obesity.
During this past week, the Year 3s enjoyed an incursion with Dr Joe, the scientist.
They were actively involved in learning about the planets we know about in our solar system. They discussed what astronauts would need to survive as they travelled in Space. A space suit was worn by an excited “would be” astronaut!
The Year 3s were engaged in their “hands-on” experiences as they developed and explored their knowledge about the sun, the seasons, day and night and gravity.